Healthtalk (FiberTalk) 5 – Plant fibers are natural prebiotics

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Prebiotics are types of fiber found in vegetables, fruits, and legumes., that act as food for gut bacteria. They are fuel to help bacteria grow. All prebiotics are a type of dietary fiber. They’re made up of carbohydrates that your body can’t digest. 

Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or improve the “good” bacteria (normal microflora) in the body. When people talk about probiotic bacteria, they’re generally referring to two families of bacteria. Strains of  Lactobacillus and  Bifidobacterium are both associated with probiotic formulas. Many slightly fermented food products contain natural probiotics. Examples include sauerkraut, kimchi, and yogurt.

Bottom line:
Probiotics add to the population of good bacteria in your gut, while prebiotics support that bacteria so it can flourish.




In fact, many people don’t know what is gut flora and probiotics.
People often thought probiotics were the gut flora but they are actually different!

Let’s have a look into the details of gut flora and probiotics.

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Can probiotics helps with constipation?
A healthy and diverse population of friendly gut bacteria can help improve digestion and relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. But probiotics (beneficial bacteria found in certain foods and supplements) only contain a few different strains of bacteria, hardly contributing to the diversity.

Fiber, on the other hand, has a direct impact on constipation. It can help stools move along more quickly. What’s more, fiber feeds the friendly gut bacteria so that they increase in number and kind. Fiber is found in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes.

益生菌对便秘有帮助吗?
健康、多样化丰富的有益肠道菌群,可以帮助改善消化功能并缓解肠易激综合征的症状。但是益生菌(添加到某些食物和补充剂中的有益细菌)仅包含几种不同的菌株,对肠道菌群多样性几乎没有任何帮助。
而另一方面,纤维便秘有着直接的影响。纤维可以帮助大便在肠道内更快地移动。更重要的是,纤维为有益的肠道细菌提供养分,有助于数量和种类的增加。纤维存在于蔬菜、水果、全谷物食品以及豆类中。


Source:
Fiber can help gut bacteria produce a metabolite
Researchers from Yale have discovered a strong link between diet, gut bacteria, and lupus, an autoimmune disease. When animal models were fed a high-fiber diet, it enriched the good bacteria within their intestines, and suppressed the growth of bacteria that would lead to an autoimmune disease. This suggests a diet high in fiber could help prevent or ease lupus.

Related Topic:
Probiotics and Prebiotics: What’s the Difference?

Fiber can help gut bacteria produce a metabolite

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